Kenworth assembly plant receives environmental honor

Kenworth Renton Plant 300x225The Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant in Renton, Wash., recently received a 2017 Gold Award from the King County (Washington) Industrial Waste Program.

Part of King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division, the Industrial Waste Program annually honors local facilities whose business practices contribute to protecting regional water quality. Kenworth–Renton has now earned the Gold award for its exemplary wastewater discharges practices for four consecutive years, and 18 times in the past 19 years. The award standards focus on wastewater compliance, covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring and King County monitoring, according to an announcement.

“We operate a comprehensive environmental stewardship program that consistently achieves excellent results,” says Bart Hoemann, Kenworth-Renton plant manager. “Our employees take our environmental initiatives seriously during their daily efforts to produce quality Kenworth trucks. The 2017 Gold Award from the King County Industrial Waste Program recognizes their dedication to achieving our environmental goals.”

Kenworth’s plants in Renton and Chillicothe, Ohio, both hold the ISO 14001:2015 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Kenworth’s medium-duty products are produced at the Paccar Ste. Therese, Quebec, manufacturing facility, which also holds ISO 14001:2015 status.

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